Buenos Aires, July the 3rd, 2014 - For Environment Day, Globant, leader in creating innovative software products for global audiences, revealed major sustainability actions, linked to environmental care that stars Globers (as they call the company employees).
"We want to raise awareness of responsible consumption initiatives that involve our Globers and allow us to expand these good habits both at work and in our daily life", said Francisco Michref, Sustainability & CSR Coordinator at Globant.
One of the initiatives that works all year is the inter-office competition that rewards the site that applies the best ideas related to durable and effective energy-saving technologies.
Each semester projects are evaluated; the percentages of use of each office are measured and the Site that wins chooses the prize. Prizes vary from: a pool table, a foosball, or chopped, among other possibilities.
In 2013, Globant received a special mention of the "Green City Program" for this particular campaign, which was awarded by the Government of Buenos Aires City.
Other initiatives are related to the design of programs to reduce pollution from carbon emissions, for example the use of bicycles or "Next2You" application: a carpooling app designed to provide a platform of proximity within a community. The app allows users to coordinate carpooling among members in the vecinity. It also has support for synchronization and mobile alerts.
In addition, the Buenos Aires office runs a recycling program, and Globant’s worldwide offices seek to reduce paper consumption by printing less.
"These activities offer simple alternatives to help improve the workspace, help the environment and achieve greater commitment to the community" concluded Michref.
We are a new-breed technology services provider focused on delivering innovative software solutions by leveraging emerging technologies and trends. We combine the engineering and technical rigor of IT services providers with the creative approach and culture of digital agencies. Globant is the place where engineering, design and innovation meet scale.
In only 11 years, we created a Company that:
- Has more than 3,100 professionals working for companies like Google, Linkedin, JWT, EA y Coca Cola, among several others
- Was recognized as one of the top 10 innovative companies in South America by FastCompany
- Was named among the top 10 product engineering vendor (2011) by Global Services
- Was recognized among the top 10 vendors in mobile applications development (2012) by IDC Survey
- Was included in the 2010 Cool Vendor in Business Process Services Report by Gartner
- Was featured as case study of Harvard, MIT, Stanford and others
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